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RATINGS: 2836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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San Francisco’s famous Anchor Porter brand is made in one of the smallest and most traditional breweries in the world by the brewers of Anchor Steam Beer. Our old-fashioned Porter is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. We use 100% malted barley, generous amounts of fresh, whole hops, entirely natural carbonation and a simple, natural brewing process which is like no other in the world. The deep black color, the thick, creamy head and the intensely rich flavor of Anchor Porter, made in San Francisco since 1974, have earned this delicious and unique brew a worldwide reputation for outstanding quality. It is aesthetically pleasing and wholly superior in every respect.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2015
5/2/15 (Bottle) - Pleasant chocolate, coffee and roast aromas. Nice dark pour with tan head. Sweeter tasting than I expected, aromas captured well in the taste. Very smooth going down. Overall good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (329) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
C’est un Porter surprenant en fait... Il est presque pétillant en bouche, me rappelant une certaine Noire de Chambly (Unibroue). C’est plutôt piquant en bouche et l’équilibre est excellant. Pas trop fumé, juste assez mordant, sans être trop sucré. Rien de "wow" mais plus que respectable.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
promontor (82) - HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2015
0.355l bottle from Csakajósör. Starts with wonderful thick brown-beige head that smells sweet and fruity (cherries) and tastes bitter sweet. Aroma also has nice port-wine or liqour characteristics. The beer is sweet and malty with some chocolate and coke in it. Some fruity moments, too little. Palate is not pleasant at all, coke-like, too much carbonation, fizzy. Sweetish aftertaste. Shows signs of complexity occasionally, but very unbalanced. Or maybe just not my concept: expected more from Anchor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
Solid porter. Wonderful blend of coffee/chocolate malt taste. The only thing with this beer it I wonder why it tastes so sugary....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (698) - SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Opaque black beer with a decent beige head. It’s a typical porter but a seriously good one. Malty aroma, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Nice bittersweet aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mandaritto (78) - LATVIA - APR 29, 2015
Great ale! One of my favorite porter! Nice coffee and malts combination. Roasty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (896) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
Very dark brown with tall frothy tan head. Light roasty and chocolate aroma. Taste- bittersweet cocoa and some sweet milky chocolate along with some light toasty bitterness. A mellow easy drinking porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (269) - Missouri, USA - APR 24, 2015
Smells very sweet and malty with some plum/black cherry. Not much to the aroma; it is not particularly complex or strong. Appearance is nearly black with an enormous cream colored head. Lots of lacing is left on the glass. Taste is sweet up front, then slightly bitter with a chocolatey finish. Refreshing and easy drinking with only the slightest hint of roast. Although it is dark in color, it shares virtually no characteristics with other dark beers. I really wanted to like this one and become more familiar with porters in general. I found this one to be weak in all areas: aroma, taste and palate. It does go down easy but there’s just no depth there. I will not be buying this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - APR 19, 2015
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, bready, chocolate, light coffee, some smoked notes. Light sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1256) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle at the Free Press, Cambridge. Incredibly dark brown with a nice looseish tan/khaki head and generous lacing. Liquorice, coal, slate aroma: dark things. A candied sweet taste competes with fresh hop bitterness. Tastes stronger than it is, which is no bad thing. Soft but effective carbonation. A top porter.


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